Ghosted (TV series)

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Ghosted
Ghosted TV Series.jpg
Genre
Created by
  • Tom Gormican
Starring
Composer(s) Clay Layton
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 16 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor 20th Television
Release
Original network Fox
Original release October 1, 2017 (2017-10-01) – July 22, 2018 (2018-07-22)
External links
Website

Ghosted is an American supernatural sitcom that premiered on Fox on October 1, 2017.[1][2] The series debuted via streaming on the social media website Twitter on September 21 and September 24, 2017.[3] The show stars Craig Robinson and Adam Scott as two polar opposites recruited to investigate paranormal activity in Los Angeles.[4][5] On November 29, 2017, it was announced that Fox had ordered 6 more episodes of the show, bringing its first season total up to 16. It was also announced that Kevin Etten was being replaced as showrunner by Paul Lieberstein.[6] On June 28, 2018, Fox cancelled the series after one season.[7]

Plot[edit]

The series follows a sharp-witted skeptic and a genius true believer in the paranormal who are recruited by an organization called The Bureau Underground to investigate a series of "unexplained" activities that are occurring in the Los Angeles area, which are supposedly tied to a mysterious entity that could threaten the existence of the human species.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Craig Robinson as Leroy Wright, a mall cop and former police detective who was fired from the LAPD after his partner was killed during a call. He has a nephew he is close to.
  • Adam Scott as Max Jennifer, a book store employee and former Stanford professor. He wrote a book on the multiverse. His wife was abducted by aliens, and he was fired from Stanford University when no one believed him.
  • Ally Walker as Captain Ava Lafrey, the captain of the Bureau.
  • Adeel Akhtar as Barry Shaw, a scientist at the Bureau.
  • Amber Stevens West as Annie Carver, a technological employee at the Bureau.
  • Kevin Dunn as Merv Minette, the new Captain of The Bureau Underground.

Guests and recurring[edit]

Production[edit]

Ghosted was created and executive produced by Tom Gormican (who also serves as writer) with Craig Robinson and Adam Scott (who also star in the lead roles), Naomi Scott, Mark Schuman, Oly Obst, Kevin Etten, and director Jonathan Krisel.[8] On August 30, 2016, Fox commissioned a production commitment for the pilot. On May 10, 2017, Fox ordered the pilot to series.[4]

Filming[edit]

Ghosted is a single-camera series produced by Gettin' Rad Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment, and 20th Century Fox Television.[4][8]

Casting[edit]

On August 30, 2016, Fox cast Craig Robinson as Leroy Wright and Adam Scott as Max Jennifer.[4][9] Edi Patterson was cast as Delilah on February 14, 2017.[10] On March 1, 2017, Ally Walker was cast as Captain Lafrey.[11] Adeel Akhtar was cast as Barry on March 9, 2017.[12] On July 12, Amber Stevens West was cast as Annie, who was played by Edi Patterson in the pilot.[13]

Broadcast[edit]

The series began to air on Fox's sister network FXX in the weeks following the premiere. In the United Kingdom, it began airing on ITV2 on 30 October 2017. In Latin America, it broadcast the 16 episodes from June to July 2018 in FX.

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"Jonathan KriselStory by : Tom Gormican
Teleplay by : Tom Gormican & Kevin Etten
October 1, 2017 (2017-10-01)[a]1LAL013.58[15]
After an agent from the Bureau Underground is captured, the Bureau takes his advice to recruit Max and Leroy. The unlikely duo go on a mission to save the agent and fight his abductor, an alien-possessed man. However, the alien escapes with the agent onto a UFO. Max and Leroy decide to stay with the Underground Bureau to find out more. In the end, Max's wife is revealed to be in the Bureau's custody after being possessed by an extraterrestrial.
2"Bee-Mo"Lynn SheltonBlake McCormickOctober 8, 2017 (2017-10-08)1LAL043.58[16]
Leroy takes Jermaine (his former police partner's son) trick-or-treating, and Max tags along. However, Jermaine reveals he is only interested in going to a party against his mother's wishes. Meanwhile, a cat infects Jermaine with a virus, which turns Jermaine and the party-goers into zombies.
3"Whispers"Dean HollandSally Bradford McKennaOctober 15, 2017 (2017-10-15)1LAL032.41[17]

Leroy and Max investigate a murder in which a body has been found with its heart removed. Max urges Leroy to go on a date with a female police officer who turns out to be a succubus who is responsible for the recent death. Meanwhile, Captain Lafrey is suspicious of her teenage daughter.

Guest: Megalyn Echikunwoke.
4"Lockdown"Rob SchrabSean ClementsOctober 22, 2017 (2017-10-22)1LAL052.71[18]

An amphibious monster is inadvertently brought back to life at the Bureau and begins killing people, initiating a lockdown. Max, Leroy and the others must kill the monster within 30 minutes in order to prevent the Bureau Underground from being destroyed.

Guest: Beck Bennett, Ryan McPartlin and Erik Griffin
5"The Machine"Kyle NewacheckLeila StrachanNovember 5, 2017 (2017-11-05)1LAL072.33[19]

Max and Leroy go undercover at a country club to investigate the death of a golf caddy who mysteriously aged rapidly.

Guest: Sam McMurray, Harry Groener, Ali Ghandour and Mo Collins
6"Sam"Jamie BabbitRyan RidleyNovember 12, 2017 (2017-11-12)1LAL063.25[20]

While acting as Bureau Director, Annie installs an Artificial Intelligence software to manage the office. Max grows suspicious that the program might be evil and want access to the Bureau's personal files. Meanwhile, Leroy makes a new friend which causes Max to be jealous.

Guest: Dax Shepard and Sonya Walger
7"Ghost Studz"Michael Patrick JannSarah PetersNovember 19, 2017 (2017-11-19)1LAL081.94[21]
Max and Leroy go undercover as film crew as the hosts of a paranormal reality show actually stumble upon real paranormal activity and go missing.
8"Haunted Hayride"Rob SchrabKevin Etten & Tom GormicanDecember 3, 2017 (2017-12-03)1LAL022.61[22]
The bureau investigates the disappearance and reappearance of a young girl who was dragged by an unseen force at a "haunted" hayride questioning it if it was real or a publicity stunt.
9"Snatcher"Jen ArnoldBlake McCormickJanuary 7, 2018 (2018-01-07)1LAL093.89[23]
Max and Leroy invite Annie to tag along on their next case because she is an expert in the killer creature they are trying to find.
10"The Wire"Jeffrey BlitzPaul LiebersteinJune 10, 2018 (2018-06-10)1LAL111.21[24]
Max Jennifer finds a bug in The Bureau Underground.
11"The Demotion"Jennifer ArnoldAdam BarrJune 10, 2018 (2018-06-10)1LAL121.13[24]
After finding the bug, Captain Ava Lafrey is demoted and Merv Minette (Kevin Dunn) is the new Captain of The Bureau Underground.
12"The Premonition"Jay KarasRebecca AddelmanJune 17, 2018 (2018-06-17)1LAL131.39[25]
Leroy Wright brings in a psychic who helps him to figure out who bugged the office. The psychic tells the staff one person will die after leaving the office. Only Max is unwilling to believe the psychic.
13"The Article"Jude WengLeo AllenJune 24, 2018 (2018-06-24)1LAL141.13[26]
An article in the Times about the Bureau Underground breaks news around the world. Max's mother and father ask him to quit and go work for his brother selling power bars. Leroy is ordered by Minette to interrogate his co-workers to find out who leaked the information to the Times. Ava, using info about who bugged the Bureau Underground, goes looking for answers, coming face to face with danger.
14"Unbelievable"Claire ScanlonCharla LauristonJuly 8, 2018 (2018-07-08)1LAL151.00[27]
Max and Leroy spot a possible UFO. However, as they are watching it Leroy drops a bombshell about Annie that steals the show.
15"The Airplane"Matt SohnAndy BlitzJuly 15, 2018 (2018-07-15)1LAL161.32[28]
The Bureau Underground struggles to be taken seriously while forced to share a case both with the FBI and the FAA. Disheartened by the lack of respect, the team turns to Merv (guest star Kevin Dunn) who offers very little support. Meanwhile, an unlikely relationship forms and Max makes a shocking discovery.
16"Hello Boys"Wendey StanzlerRyan RidleyApril 16, 2018 (2018-04-16) (NZ)
July 22, 2018 (2018-07-22) (US)[b]
1LAL101.13[29]
While trying to prove their worth to Captain Lafrey and the rest of The Bureau Underground, Leroy and Max finally have a lead on the whereabouts of Agent Checker (guest star Linc Hand). Leroy finds himself in the odd position of being the believer when Max loses faith in their competency.
  1. ^ The pilot episode received an early release on September 21, 2017.[14]
  2. ^ Was to be the winter finale broadcast January 14, 2018, Fox postponed this episode with 5 days notice to air with the rest of the extended season however it was still streamed by Amazon on its originally intended release date.

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Pilot" October 1, 2017 1.4/5 3.58[15] TBD 1.73 TBD 5.32[30]
2 "Bee-Mo" October 8, 2017 1.4/5 3.58[16] TBD TBD TBD TBD
3 "Whispers" October 15, 2017 1.0/4 2.41[17] TBD TBD TBD TBD
4 "Lockdown" October 22, 2017 1.1/3 2.71[18] TBD TBD TBD TBD
5 "The Machine" November 5, 2017 1.0/4 2.33[19] TBD TBD TBD TBD
6 "Sam" November 12, 2017 1.3/4 3.25[20] TBD TBD TBD TBD
7 "Ghost Studz" November 19, 2017 0.8/3 1.94[21] TBD TBD TBD TBD
8 "Haunted Hayride" December 3, 2017 1.0/4 2.61[22] TBD TBD TBD TBD
9 "Snatcher" January 7, 2018 1.6/6 3.89[23] TBD TBD TBD TBD
10 "The Wire" June 10, 2018 0.4/2 1.21[24] 0.2 0.47 0.6 1.68[30]
11 "The Demotion" June 10, 2018 0.4/2 1.13[24] 0.2 0.48 0.6 1.61[30]
12 "The Premonition" June 17, 2018 0.5/2 1.39[25] TBD TBD TBD TBD
13 "The Article" June 24, 2018 0.4/2 1.13[26] TBD TBD TBD TBD
14 "Unbelievable" July 8, 2018 0.4/2 1.00[27] TBD TBD TBD TBD
15 "The Airplane" July 15, 2018 0.5/2 1.32[28] TBD TBD TBD TBD
16 "Hello Boys" July 22, 2018 0.4/2 1.13[29] TBD TBD TBD TBD

Critical reviews[edit]

The series received mixed to positive reviews. Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes gave it 68% "fresh" ratings based on 25 critic reviews, with consensus "Craig Robinson and Adam Scott's odd-couple chemistry is strong enough to carry Ghosted through a first season that finds the show a promising work in progress."[31]

References[edit]

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